Phil Woodworth – National Coaches Week

NCW Phil Woodworth volleyball

We are so excited to celebrate National Coaches Week! We have received so many coaching nominations and can’t wait to share them with you. Follow along to see why these coaches are so great!


Phil Woodworth – East Wiltshire and Red Mudd u15-17


What is an important skill that this coach has that makes them a great coach?

Encouraging and knows the sport


What lesson(s) has this coach instilled in you/athletes/or others?

As a setter, aim small miss small


Pick 3 words that describes this coach. Explain why you chose each word.

Positive – he is always focusing on the good things Comforting – he can calm players down and encourage them in the middle of stress. Excellent – he knows volleyball very well and can teach us the small details that make the game a success.


Write a memory or story about this coach, that impressed you. 

During the bronze medal game at provincials last year our team was having a tough time on the court. I was just in grade 7 and learning the game, but Phil put me in for the rest of the game, spoke confidence to me and gave constant feedback. I was nervous but he made me feel like he was right there with me and like I was going great. He then gave me player of the game for keeping cool in a high stress moment.


Thank you for all that you do! Make sure to say ‘Thanks Coach’ to a special coach in your life!